Mountaineer Satyarup scales Mount Damavand in Iran

Having scaled the Mount Everest and South Pole, mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta created history by climbing Asia's highest volcanic peak, Mount Damavand in Iran. Picture courtesy Twitter

Having scaled the Mount Everest and South Pole, mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta created history by climbing Asia's highest volcanic peak, Mount Damavand in Iran.

Mount Damavand is the highest peak in Iran.

Satyarup was accompanied by Mousumi Khatua and Bhaswati Chatterjee, who left for the expedition on September 6.

On September 10 morning, around 6 am, the trio started their expedition.

Chatterjee decided to stay back at Camp 3, after advancing till 4600 metres.

Mount Damavand is known for its sulphur discharge near its peak which can cause irreparable damage if exposed for a longer duration.

The team had to scale the summit within a very short span of time to avoid the sulphur exposure.

Satyarup has not only climbed Mount Everest but also skied the last degree to the South Pole, covering a distance of 111 km over six days, carrying a 50kg sledge.

In November, Siddhanta plans to scale two more volcano expeditions. And in January 2019, he will leave for Mount Sidley, which will complete his volcanic summits.

Satyarup's upcoming expeditions are climbing Mount Giluwe (Oceania), Mount Pico de Orizaba (Mexico) and Mount Sidley (Antarctica). 

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